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CSS | stroke-dasharray Property

  • Last Updated : 21 Nov, 2019

The stroke-dasharray property is used to set the pattern of dashes and gaps used in the stroke of SVG shapes. A larger value indicates a larger number of dashes. Different values can be specified in the array parameter to change the pattern.

Syntax:

stroke-dasharray: <dasharray> | none

Property Values:

  • dasharray: It is used to set the pattern with a list of values separated by commas or white space. The values can be both in terms of length units or percentages that specify the dashes and gaps in the pattern.

    Example 1: Setting the density of the dashes in lines.






    <!DOCTYPE html>
    <html>
    <head>
      <title>
        CSS | stroke-dasharray property
      </title>
      <style>
        .stroke1 {
          stroke-dasharray: 20;
      
          stroke: green;
          stroke-width: 20;
        }
      
        .stroke2 {
          stroke-dasharray: 40;
      
          stroke: red;
          stroke-width: 20;
        }
      
        .stroke3 {
          stroke-dasharray: 80;
      
          stroke: orange;
          stroke-width: 20;
        }
      </style>
    </head>
      
    <body>
      <h1 style="color: green">
        GeeksforGeeks
      </h1>
      <b>
        CSS | stroke-dasharray
      </b>
      <div class="container">
        <svg height="250px" width="500px"
          xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg"
          version="1.1">
          <line class="stroke1" x1="0"
            x2="350" y1="20" y2="20" />
          <line class="stroke2" x1="0"
            x2="350" y1="70" y2="70" />
          <line class="stroke3" x1="0"
            x2="350" y1="120" y2="120" />
        </svg>
      </div>
    </body>
    </html

    Output:
    eg-line

    Example 2: Setting the density of the dashes in circles.




    <!DOCTYPE html>
    <html>
    <head>
      <title>
        CSS | stroke-dasharray property
      </title>
      <style>
        .stroke1 {
          stroke-dasharray: 10;
      
          stroke: green;
          stroke-width: 20;
        }
      
        .stroke2 {
          stroke-dasharray: 20;
      
          stroke: red;
          stroke-width: 20;
        }
      
        .stroke3 {
          stroke-dasharray: 40;
      
          stroke: orange;
          stroke-width: 20;
        }
      </style>
    </head>
    <body>
      <h1 style="color: green">
        GeeksforGeeks
      </h1>
      <b>
        CSS | stroke-dasharray
      </b>
      <div class="container">
        <svg height="250px" width="500px"
          xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg"
          version="1.1">
          <circle class="stroke1" cx="100"
            cy="100" r="50"/>
          <circle class="stroke2" cx="250"
           cy="100" r="50"/>
          <circle class="stroke3" cx="400"
           cy="100" r="50"/>
        </svg>
      </div>
    </body>
    </html>

    Output:
    eg-circle

    Example 3: Setting the pattern of the dashes.




    <!DOCTYPE html>
    <html>
    <head>
      <title>
        CSS | stroke-dasharray property
      </title>
      <style>
        .stroke1 {
          stroke-dasharray: 20;
      
          stroke: green;
          stroke-width: 20;
        }
      
        .stroke2 {
          /* pattern with even number
          of values */ 
          stroke-dasharray: 40 20;
      
          stroke: red;    
          stroke-width: 20;
        }
      
        .stroke3 {
          /* pattern with odd number
          of values */ 
          stroke-dasharray: 80 40 20;
      
          stroke: orange;
          stroke-width: 20;
        }
      </style>
    </head>
    <body>
      <h1 style="color: green">
        GeeksforGeeks
      </h1>
      <b>
        CSS | stroke-dasharray
      </b>
      <div class="container">
        <svg height="250px" width="500px"
          xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg"
          version="1.1">
          <line class="stroke1" x1="0"
            x2="350" y1="20" y2="20" />
          <line class="stroke2" x1="0"
            x2="350" y1="70" y2="70" />
          <line class="stroke3" x1="0"
            x2="350" y1="120" y2="120" />
        </svg>
      </div>
    </body>
    </html>

    Output:
    eg-line-pattern

  • none: It is used to specify that no pattern would be used. It is the default value.

Supported Browsers: The browsers supported by stroke-dasharray property are listed below:

  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Safari
  • Opera
  • Internet Explorer 9



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